When we built our dream home, our beloved farmhouse, I never imagined I’d be saying the words that we’re moving away, but it’s true. We are leaving GreenBluff and moving into the city.

Sometimes unexpected dreams develop and it’s time to start a new life chapter. That’s where we are and we’re pretty excited about it. About a year ago, Colin and I started having an interest in moving into town. We explored some options but couldn’t ever find something that was the right fit for us ~ it felt like we were trying to force ourselves and our lives into something that just wasn’t meant to be. So, we decided a move into town wasn’t for us. After all, we LOVE our home.

Then one day, I stumbled upon some property that seemed so right. In town, covered in trees (including the remnants of an orchard), quiet, and a view to fall in love with. And I did. And then Colin did too. And just like that, our next chapter was set in motion. Our youngest son is graduating from high school in two months and soon it will be just Colin and me. Our next home will be designed to create a special new space for Colin and me in this new chapter of our lives as well as our children’s college visits, their future family visits, and a happy place to entertain our friends.

We’ve been working with our amazing builder, Craig Powell, and are in the first stages of designing our new home with an architect. Our next step will be listing our home for sale (coming so soon, EEK!). And amid all of this, I’m in the final planning stages of The 2018 Farm Chicks Fair, which will be here the first weekend in June. It’s definitely an exciting time.

I’m looking forward to sharing the process of building our new home, and this new journey, here on the blog. Stay tuned!


In 2002, I was dreaming of creating a fun and happy little event to sell my vintage and handmade goods. In 2002, I held my first event in my neighbor's barn along with a handful of friends. The sale became wildly popular and began attracting visitors from across the country and recognition in national magazines. Today The Farm Chicks Vintage & Handmade Fair fills the Spokane County Fairgrounds and features hundreds of creatively and carefully curated spaces packed with vintage and handmade goods. Many describe it as a bucket list event, magical, inspirational, and the best event of its kind in the USA. I describe it as the best weekend of the year!